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Renewed efforts begin to support local community sector through Covid-19

A group of infrastructure groups and regional bodies, dedicated to ensuring the resilience and development of community and voluntary organisations, have come together to strengthen their support for the sector during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Community and voluntary groups have long been a vital resource for communities and are needed now more than ever. Food […]

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Thoughts on Kindness #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Starting Monday 18th May 2020 it is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and this year’s theme is fittingly, Kindness. Kindness is often a disregarded quality in people. It can be seen as false, something to be distrusted as acts of kindness are ‘too good to be true’. Kindness is sometimes, strangely, seen as a weakness. Yet, we know that […]

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South Yorkshire Community Sector Resilience Survey

The Community Sector in South Yorkshire, and across Yorkshire and Humberside, is playing a critical role in the Covid-19 response. We know that the sector is also having to work in different ways, be flexible and is, in some cases, under real financial pressure. As a group of infrastructure organisations we think its important to […]

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A Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant to all voluntary organisations in South Yorkshire

A message of outreach and support for those organisations helping communities impacted by Coronavirus has been shared by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe. The message is also one of thanks and recognition of the incredible efforts being made to support people through this difficult time and indeed, save lives. Read the HM […]

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SYCF rallies to support communities during Coronavirus Crisis

SYCF have launched an emergency fund to support Community Groups and Charities on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 Response Fund has been set up to distribute donated money and the proceeds raised from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a […]

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Local Community Foundations’ response to the threat to local community groups in wake of the Coronavirus national emergency

Covid-19 presents a significant increase to the challenges communities face across Yorkshire and the Humber. This, against the backdrop of existing needs and challenges of our region means that there will be a greater call on all of us to support people and places in the coming months. Community Foundation for Calderdale, Leeds Community Foundation, […]

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Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

SYCF have launched an emergency fund to support Community Groups and Charities on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 Response Fund has been set up to distribute donated money and the proceeds raised from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a […]

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Guidance for SYCF Funded Groups in response to Coronavirus

We hope that your funded activity will be able to go ahead as planned. Charities and voluntary sector organisations play a vital role in communities when external events like this happen, and our aim is to ensure as much of this important work as possible can continue. However, we recognise that depending on how you […]

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Doncaster Musical Heroes raise £7,500 for Flood Appeal

A Doncaster band has gone above and beyond to help their hometown after the recent flooding across South Yorkshire. When the flooding began in November 2019, rising stars Bang Bang Romeo saw the devastation happening to the communities they call home and decided to make a difference doing what they do best. The talented band […]

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£500,000 funding boost for social enterprise in Sheffield City Region

Sheffield City Region is set to benefit from £500,000 new investment in social enterprise thanks to National Lottery support for a community partnership of front line support organisations. Sheffield Social Enterprise Network has come together with the city region’s Social Enterprise Exchange partners to develop a three year programme of assistance with a total value […]

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